Tulsa Air & Space Museum Provides Show In Place Of NASA Rocket Launch

Wednesday, May 27th 2020, 9:41 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

TULSA, Okla. - NASA scrubbed the launch of a manned SpaceX rocket Wednesday due to bad weather.

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum was planning to showcase the blast off on the big screen in its planetarium.

But the planetarium was prepared for the chance weather could delay history Wednesday. It offered a free show about space travel for everyone who showed up.

As people sat back in recliners, they looked up to learn they would not be witnessing the historic moment Wednesday.

It would have been the first time NASA astronauts lifted off from U.S. soil in nearly a decade.

One of the goals at the planetarium was to help inspire the next generation of scientists.

Four-year-old Brodie Babb was eager to see the launch. He and his dad, Chris, were hoping to witness the special moment together.

"We've been asking him for two or three weeks now, you know because we've all been kind of quarantined, so, what's the first place you want to go? And it's been the Air and Space Museum, so he's ready to come back,” Chris said.

Brodie is being optimistic despite the lift off let down.

"We get to watch it next time,” Brodie said.

The next opportunity for the launch is Saturday afternoon, but the museum will not be open.

Looking ahead, members can start coming back to the museum June 1, and the rest of the public can come back on June 2.

The museum said visitors must buy tickets online and reserve an appointment ahead of time.